Annually, one in every three adults, age 65 and older, falls—and there are risks unique to all age groups when it comes to this public health problem. Fortunately, there is something you can do to prevent them, and as a devoted member of the Fall Prevention Partnership of Solano County, NorthBay Healthcare is ready to help. Learn how to make your home a safer environment, and what you can do daily, to reduce your chances of injury.
Every year, about 300,000 kids go to the emergency department because of bike injuries. It’s not enough to simply buy a bicycle helmet— it needs to be properly fitted, adjusted, and worn each time you ride. On behalf of the Solano Transportation Authority, NorthBay wants you to remember a head injury can mean brain injury, and that a helmet can only protect your head if you wear it EVERY time you ride.
Do you know what your dog’s body language is trying to tell you? Emergency rooms across the nation, including NorthBay’s Vacaville and Fairfield locations, see around 1,000 dog bites a day, most coming from family pets. Learn how to keep your family safe, and about the warning signs man’s best friend is trying to give you.
Have a child 8 years old or younger? Child safety seats reduce the risk of death in passenger cars by 71% for infants, and by 54% for toddlers ages 1 to 4 years. Equip yourself with the knowledge to be on the right side of the law; you could save yourself up to $1,000 in potential violation fees.
You are not invincible. Every 15 minutes someone dies as the result of an alcohol related collision. NorthBay partners with Rio Vista High School to challenge your teenager to think about the true consequences of drinking, driving, and the impact their decisions have on family, friends, and your community.
Adults reported drinking and driving 112 million times in 2010. Ignition interlocks, sobriety checkpoints, and the minimum legal drinking age are working to reduce this. Learn how your community can also do it’s part to defend your family from the 4 million adults who make the choice to drink and drive each year.
You are 23 times more likely to crash if you text while driving, and 40% of all American teens say they have been in a car when the driver used a cell phone in a way that put people in danger. Don’t become another statistic; inform yourself about the true dangers of driving while distracted.